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A good year in Luberon

A place where time stands still

The Luberon is a place where time stands still. Or at least that’s what Director Ridley Scott thought when he decided to film Peter Mayle’s best selling book “A Good Year”. Scott had owned a house in Provence for fifteen years and was a good neighbour of Mayle’s. The Chateau de Canorgue, where the plot takes place, is still an active vineyard today.

The story was altered in some places to suit the film adaptation and some scenes were added. In particular, the scene where Max falls in the empty swimming pool is there to show that “the house hadn’t let him go”. Max falls for feisty and beautiful café owner Fanny, turns his back on London and stays to run the vineyard. Many visitors return year after year for the same reason. Once the Luberon gets under your skin, it never leaves you...

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